Paata Zakareishvili

Georgia’s PM has selected replacement for Republican ministers

By | May 16th, 2016|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , , |

Giorgi Kvirikashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, who was elected as a leader of Georgian Dream – Democratic Georgia party on Saturday, told Imedi TV that he has candidates to replace ministers from the Republican Party in case they resign. A few weeks ago, […]

Language exams prepare Azeri-Georgian youth for university

By | June 23rd, 2014|Categories: Minorities, Youth|Tags: , , , , |

Youth in the predominantly ethnic Azeri town Marneuli can take a one year course in Georgian language to prepare them for university. (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Tural is a 19 years old high school graduate who plans to go on to university and study IT. The problem is, the teaching language at university is Georgian, which he doesn’t know well enough. Like many of his peers, Tiral chose to study […]

Georgian minister says there will be no Ukraine scenario here

By | April 9th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Minister for Reconciliation and Civic Equality Paata Zakareishvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Minister for Reconciliation and Civic Equality Paata Zakareishvili rules out that there will be a repetition in Georgia of what took place in Ukraine. Three months of protests in the center of Kiev turned violent, ending in President […]

Georgia creates new agency for religious issues

By | February 19th, 2014|Categories: Minorities, News|Tags: , , , |

Minister for Reconciliation and Civic Equality. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The government in Georgia is planning to create a new agency that will work on religious issues. Minister of Reconciliation and Equality Paata Zakareishvili on Tuesday explained that the new body will implement a recent initiative by the government […]

Georgian ministry renamed from ‘reintegration’ to ‘reconciliation’

By | January 2nd, 2014|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: , |

Paata Zakareishvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Office of the State Minister for Reintegration from January 1 is called the Office of the State Minister of Reconciliation and Civil Equality Issues. According to the minister, Paata Zakareishvili, the name implies two areas: conflicts and […]

Georgia renames ministry: not reintegration but reconciliation

By | November 30th, 2013|Categories: News, Security|Tags: , |

Paata Zakareishvili changes title to Minister of Reconciliation and Civil Equality from January 1, 2014. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Georgian government has decided to change the name of the Reintegration Ministry into the Ministry of Reconciliation and Civil Equality. The name change will come into force on January 1, 2014. The minister who heads the renamed ministry, […]

Boycott Sochi petition has gathered over 8000 signatures

By | October 10th, 2013|Categories: News, Sport|Tags: , |

Paata Zakareishvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A petition calling for Georgia to boycott the Sochi Winter Olympics has gathered over 8000 signatures. The petition was started by local non-governmental organizations. ISFED and Transparency International Georgia do not exclude that there will […]